Only Listen, Only Let Go: (from Journal Article)
An encouragement not to over-think much of what happens in the Bible – especially in the story of the Presentation at the Temple.We just have to be part of the story? Walk with them, listen to those who give us stories – maybe strange/frightening… step in & allow them to surround us.
Good to know that this evening as fighting off a headache …so can get out for NY Eve dinner…
Simeon – who had been promised by God that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah:
God, you can now release your servant;
release me in peace as you promised.
With my own eyes I’ve seen your salvation;
it’s now out in the open for everyone to see:
A God-revealing light to the non-Jewish nations,
and of glory for your people Israel.
Prayer: “Lord, prepare us for your presence then, now, and forever, Amen”
Love this as a prayer. Short, sweet and to the point. A bit like some tweets…
Christmas Action: Visit an older member of community/family who is alone – bring smiles as gifts.
Does smiling at the many older people in the swimming pool today count?
Off to check out Pam’s post.
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.